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Virtual Machine Escape

Definition - What does Virtual Machine Escape mean?

Virtual machine escape is a security exploit that enables a hacker/cracker to gain access to the primary hypervisor and its created virtual machines. Virtual machine escape enables a user to escape from the guest OS boundary created and managed by the hypervisor and gain access to the top tier virtualization layer.

Techopedia explains Virtual Machine Escape

Virtual machine escape is one of the security threats or exploits within a virtual machine or virtualization infrastructure. Typically, after escaping the guest virtual machine, the exploiter can execute code on the hypervisor or the host operating system. It will also have access to the primary hypervisor and can perform any administrative tasks such as virtual machine creation, deletion, resource quota modification and more. Moreover, the attacker can edit the privileges assigned to its specific virtual machine.

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